September 3, 2020, 10:36 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum was limited to 15 points in 39 minutes on Thursday, shooting just 5-of-18 from the floor, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out six assists as the Celtics lost Game 3 on a buzzer-beater.
Tatum cooled off after two strong outings and it was enough for the Raptors to eke out a win. Expect him to bounce back to form in the next contest. If he replicates his Game 2 performance, the Raptors could be in trouble.
September 1, 2020, 8:32 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum paced the Celtics with 34 points as they jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over the Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 102-99 win on Tuesday.
Tatum led all scorers and was on the floor for 42 minutes, the most of anyone on the Celtics. They received contributions across the board on Tuesday, namely from Marcus Smart. Tatum had eight boards, six assists and a steal to go along with his 34 points (8-of-17 FG, 4-of-7 3PT). Tatum was a fantasy force in 2019-20 and he (and the Celtics) only seem to be getting better.
August 30, 2020, 3:51 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart finished Sunday's Game 1 win with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and five 3-pointers, going 6-of-10 from the field and 5-of-9 from deep in 31 minutes.
Smart was one of many Celtics to click at a good rate from deep today, as Boston went 17-of-39 from distance and hit 9-of-12 on corner threes. That was pretty much the difference in this one as the Raptors hit just 25% of their threes, with Boston gaining a 21-point edge from deep. Jayson Tatum also scored 21 points, adding nine rebounds and a steal with two threes while Jaylen Brown battled foul trouble but still posted 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three triples on 6-of-18 from the field.
August 23, 2020, 3:56 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum put up 28 points (10-of-18 FG, 6-of-10 FT), 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Sunday's Game 4 win over the Sixers.
Tatum was somewhat bottled up in the first half but eventually got going and helped Boston to a relatively easy sweep against the listless Sixers. The road should get much tougher in round two but Tatum's become a matchup-proof guy as his star ascension continues.
August 21, 2020, 9:51 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum battled early foul trouble in the Celtics' Game 3 win over the Sixers on Friday evening, finishing with just 15 points, six rebounds and four blocks.
Tatum picked up his third foul before the end of the first quarter but was able to finish the game with just four total (32 minutes). However, Tatum's shot wasn't falling either as he 6-for-19 from the floor and a paltry 2-for-9 from beyond the arc. The Celtics still got the victory and will now look to sweep away the Sixers on Sunday.
August 19, 2020, 9:15 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum continued to impress in Wednesday's win with 33 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Tatum was incredibly efficient in Game 2 shooting 12-of-20 from the field and 8-of-12 from three. He didn't turn the ball over even once on his way to a team-high five assists. Over the back half of the season Tatum solidified himself on the cusp of first round value. If his playmaking skill continues to improve he should find himself in the Top 12 next season.
August 17, 2020, 9:44 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum led all scorers on Monday against the Sixers while finishing with 32 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and an assist.
Tatum missed Thursday's game with a left ankle sprain, but he was very effective in the Game 1 victory. He shot 10-for-21 from the field and added a pair of triples in 41 minutes of action.
August 12, 2020, 4:47 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum (left ankle sprain) will sit out of Thursday's season finale vs. the Wizards.
This injury doesn't appear to be serious as the Celtics want to be healthy prior to the start of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics will be without all five starters on Thursday so the silly season will be in full effect on Thursday. Tatum can be safely dropped in resumption leagues with this news.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 4:08 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens and the Celtics agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday.
Today is the day for Eastern Conference coaches to receive their extensions with Pacers head coach Nate McMillan receiving an extension a few hours ago. The Celtics have the building blocks of a team that will be competitive for the foreseeable future so it is no surprise that Stevens will continue to man the ship. They will look to make a deep playoff run in the bubble.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 9:22 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
After their fourth consecutive victory on Tuesday, Celtics star Jayson Tatum believes his team is reaching the level necessary to have a long and successful run in the playoffs.
“I think we’re ready,” Jayson Tatum said following Tuesday night’s win, during which he poured in a game-high 29 points. The numbers do validate Tatum’s confidence as, in their first three bubble matchups, the team averaged just 19.0 assists per game, a number that has risen to an impressive 29.3 over the last five contests. Boston’s defense has also done a solid job over the last few outings after a rough start in Florida. And the best indicator of Boston’s playoff readiness in Kemba Walker’s mind is its focus level, which was on display Tuesday night against a Grizzlies team that was fighting for its postseason life.
August 11, 2020, 8:49 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum posted 29 points (10-of-13 FG, 4-of-5 3PT) in a victory over the Grizzlies on Tuesday evening, adding six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes.
Tatum took a modest number of shots in this one, but the Celtics were in control from very early in the contest. Tatum's value cannot be overstated for this team. He greatly increased his scoring output this season and is only getting better. It won't be long before Tatum is a full-blown NBA superstar and is already a top-level fantasy asset.
August 9, 2020, 8:57 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum dropped 29 points (10-of-24 FG, 5-of-6 FT), four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.
Jayson Tatum sent the game to overtime with a game-tying jumper at the end of regulation, and the Celtics were able to pick up the victory from there. Tatum played over 41 minutes in this outing and continues to perform as an early-round option in fantasy. He's going to finish the season with career-highs in every counting statistic, and it's not even close.
August 7, 2020, 11:46 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum had solid outing on Friday vs. the Raptors, recording 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists, two 3s and two steals in 28 minutes of action.
Tatum and Kyle Lowry were guarding each other on opposite ends of the floor tonight and by the result, the young stud got the better of his veteran opponent in this one. Tatum has elevated his game in 2019-20 to a degree that he's now considered amongst the fantasy basketball elite, thanks to his well-rounded performances and generally efficient shooting from the field and the line.
August 5, 2020, 11:58 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum connected on 5-of-8 shots from downtown en route to his 19 points (7-of-11 shooting), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in just 18 minutes of action.
Tatum was slowed down, so to speak, with foul trouble, which limited his time on the floor. As you can see the Celtics' recently minted superstar is able to bring the goods despite playing a limited number of minutes. That said, Tatum could be in for some even bigger lines in games where he plays games logging 30-plus minutes.
August 4, 2020, 11:50 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum dropped 23 points (6-of-11 FG, 2-of-5 3PT, 9-for-9 FT) on Tuesday in a 112-106 loss to the Heat, adding seven rebounds and a block in 33 minutes of play.
Tatum has been all over the map in Orlando. Going into the evening, Tatum had had a phenomenal game and a very forgettable one in the Celtics' two seeding games. On Tuesday, he had a rather average evening, so he's covered all the bases thus far. The Celtics were rather average as a team, also, so Tatum will undoubtedly need to be better for them to become a threat for an NBA Finals run. He's still growing (Tatum is still just 22) and there's obvious plenty of reason for excitement in terms of his career projections and fantasy outlook moving forward.